The United Nations (UN) is an intergovernmental organization established on 24 October 1945 to promote international co-operation. A replacement for the ineffective League of Nations, the organization was created following the Second World War to prevent another such conflict. At its founding, the UN had 51 member states; there are now 193. The UN Headquarters is situated in Manhattan, New York City and enjoys extraterritoriality. Further main offices are situated in Geneva, Nairobi and Vienna. During the Second World War, US President Franklin D. The organization won the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001, and a number of its officers and agencies have also been awarded the prize. History Background and creation Cold War era Dag Hammarskjöld was a particularly active Secretary-General from 1953 until his death in 1961. With the spread of decolonization in the 1960s, the organization's membership saw an influx of newly independent nations. Post-Cold War Structure General Assembly
Aborted Baby Fetal Cells Used As Food Flavour Enhancers. Shareholders Condemn PepsiCo | Social & Human Rights IssuesAborted Baby Fetal Cells Used As Food Flavour Enhancers. Shareholders Condemn PepsiCo One wonders if this could be considered a form of cannibalism?! I have abbreviated the following Life News article. LifeNews.com By Steven Ertelt Oct.25, 2011 Pepsi shareholders have filed a shareholder resolution with the Securities and Exchange Commission and PepsiCo demanding that the company has been contracting with a research firm that uses fetal cells from babies victimized by abortions to test and produce artificial flavour enhancers. [T]ens of thousands of pro-life people voiced their opposition to PepsiCo contracting with biotech company Senomyx after it was found to be testing their food additives using fetal cells from abortions. A pro-life group, Children of God For Life, (CGFL) stated: “they don’t tell the public that (Senomyx) is using HEK 293 – human embryonic kidney cells taken from an electively aborted baby to produce those flavour receptors”. About ron abbass
OxIMUN - Oxford International Model United NationsAbortionAbortion, when induced in the developed world in accordance with local law, is among the safest procedures in medicine. However, unsafe abortions result in approximately 47,000 maternal deaths and 5 million hospital admissions per year globally. An estimated 44 million abortions are performed globally each year, with slightly under half of those performed unsafely. The incidence of abortion has stabilized in recent years, having previously spent decades declining as access to family planning education and contraceptive services increased. Forty percent of the world's women have access to legal induced abortions (within gestational limits). Induced abortion has a long history and has been performed by various methods, including herbal abortifacients, the use of sharpened tools, physical trauma, and other traditional methods. Contemporary medicine utilizes medications and surgical procedures. Types Induced Spontaneous Methods Practice of Induced Abortion Methods Medical
Model UnitedNationsThe opening ceremony of the second annual session of Budapest International Model United Nations in the Upper House chamber of the Hungarian Parliament Building Model United Nations (also Model UN or MUN) is a conference similar to the United Nations in which students participate as delegates to various UN Committees. Participants research and formulate political positions based on the actual policies of the countries they represent. The committees usually consist of the six committees of the General Assembly (or some subset of them), but may also include the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the Economic and Financial Committee. The participants range from middle school students to graduate school students. Model United Nations involves researching, public, teamwork, and leadership skills. As of 2012, there are about 400 MUN conferences worldwide. History The oldest MUN in the world is a disputed issue. Conference Procedures Languages
Federal Reserve SystemThe Federal Reserve System (also known as the Federal Reserve, and informally as the Fed) is the central banking system of the United States. It was created on December 23, 1913, with the enactment of the Federal Reserve Act, largely in response to a series of financial panics, particularly a severe panic in 1907. Over time, the roles and responsibilities of the Federal Reserve System have expanded, and its structure has evolved. Events such as the Great Depression were major factors leading to changes in the system. The U.S. The authority of the Federal Reserve System is derived from statutes enacted by the U.S. Congress and the System is subject to congressional oversight. The members of the Board of Governors, including its chair and vice-chair, are chosen by the President and confirmed by the Senate. Purpose Current functions of the Federal Reserve System include: Addressing the problem of bank panics Elastic currency
ModelUnited Nations aboutEvery year over 200,000 young people, university and school students alike, come together in conferences across the globe to share their passion for international affairs, the art of diplomacy, and the principles of the United Nations. Representing countries from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, they gather to discuss some of the most pressing and intriguing problems that confront the world today. Together, they engage in lively debate, searching for solutions to the complex conundrums of contemporary international politics; and in doing so, hone and perfect their skills of diplomacy and debate in a Model United Nations conference. What is Model United Nations? MUN aims to be nothing less than an authentic simulation of the United Nations - complete with Security Council, General Assembly, a wide range of sub-committees, a Secretariat headed by the Secretary General, and of course, you, the delegates!
CancerCancer The causes of cancer are diverse, complex, and only partially understood. Many things are known to increase the risk of cancer, including tobacco use, dietary factors, certain infections, exposure to radiation, lack of physical activity, obesity, and environmental pollutants. These factors can directly damage genes or combine with existing genetic faults within cells to cause cancerous mutations. Approximately 5–10% of cancers can be traced directly to inherited genetic defects. Many cancers could be prevented by not smoking, eating more vegetables, fruits and whole grains, eating less meat and refined carbohydrates, maintaining a healthy weight, exercising, minimizing sunlight exposure, and being vaccinated against some infectious diseases. Cancer can be detected in a number of ways, including the presence of certain signs and symptoms, screening tests, or medical imaging. Definitions There is no one definition that describes all cancers. Signs and symptoms Causes
Dar Al Hekma Model United Nations DAHMUN 2010 - April 13th - 15tDiabetes mellitusType 1 DM results from the pancreas' failure to produce enough insulin. This form was previously referred to as "insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" (IDDM) or "juvenile diabetes". The cause is unknown.Type 2 DM begins with insulin resistance, a condition in which cells fail to respond to insulin properly. As the disease progresses a lack of insulin may also develop. This form was previously referred to as "non insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus" (NIDDM) or "adult-onset diabetes". Prevention and treatment involve a healthy diet, physical exercise, not using tobacco and being a normal body weight. Signs and symptoms Overview of the most significant symptoms of diabetes Diabetic emergencies Low blood sugar is common in persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. A rare but equally severe possibility is hyperosmolar nonketotic state, which is more common in type 2 diabetes and is mainly the result of dehydration. Complications There is a link between cognitive deficit and diabetes.
UN - United Nations MUN circuit encouraged/evoked to start playiSomehow i can't get it out of my mind to encourage/evoke the official MUN circuit - ( Model United Nations ) which is a academic simulation of the United Nations that aims to educate participants about civics, current events, effective communication, globalization and multilateral diplomacy - to start playing our NON simulation. Think about the interplay that might blossom in intertwining our future diplomats with the crowdsourcing potentials of our by the World Bank Institute developed gaming network. In this light i hope my bliin trip "our Devils Avastars training We Do ! DT: mobile: may contribute to our shared objectives. First a general intro during the opening ceremony of RiMUN 2010 by the Rector Magnificus from the Radboud University Nijmegen Prof. mr. the beginning of the keynote speech by former Prime Minister of The Netherland Dries van Agt. mobile via: greetings Gordon Freeman